LocalLit 2017 - Celebrating Local Authors

LocalLit 2017 logo with colored books flying like birds

LocalLit 2017 - Please join us for an afternoon of literature and inspiration.

It's LocalLit's fifth anniversary! This year, twenty-five local authors of fiction and nonfiction will share their work, their processes, and their inspirations. This is your chance to support our talented neighbors and find out what's happening in the local literary community.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Second Floor - Room 225
150 E. San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Featured Authors:

Check out the books the authors will be discussing before the event.  They're here!

Come find your next great read and discover local talent.

As always, this program is absolutely free! We hope to see you there.

In the Meantime...

Are you a writer who is published, wants to publish, or is just curious about the process? Check out some of our resources for writers!


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Submit your indie-published book here and you share your eBook(s) with patrons of SJPL and libraries throughout California. The best submissions are selected, featured, and promoted by Library Journal!


BiblioBoard is an eBook platform that features independently published books that have been submitted through SELF-e. Check out the Indie California section for eBooks by California authors.

Indie Author Day Video Workshop

This series of videos for indie authors was curated just for you by the editors at Indie Author Day. Each video features tips, tricks, and advice from professionals in the field of publishing.

November is National Novel Writing Month. Check out the NaNoWriMo website for even more resources for writers.


Check out  the programs we're hosting this month -- just for writers! 


I'm a local author and would have loved to be a part of this event as a featured author. How do you choose authors each year? Thank you.

dear terry: we ask local librarians and authors for new author suggestions - writers of adult fiction and nonfiction. previous authors may suggest new authors or themselves, if they have a newly published book. We generally search for authors who have published within the last couple of years. if you'd like to participate in next year's author's fair, send us the title of your work, a link to any url's for your book, and we will add you to a list of authors to contact next fall. thank you! peggy cabrera sjsu

Will next year's author fair also include poetry? If so, please advise. A few remarkable collections by local authors were published this year. Best regards, Robert Pesich President, Poetry Center San José Executive Director, San José Poetry Festival Coordinator, The Well-RED Reading Series Editor & Publisher, Swan Scythe Press

Dear Robert, Thank you for your interest in LocalLit 2018. Please have interested local authors contact me and provide their names, contact info and the name and date of their publication and a website. Our final selections will be made by late September. Best wishes, Deborah

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